• <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br><i>The Centenary Edition of the Works of Ian Fleming</i>, one of 26 lettered sets, 18 volumes, London, 2008. $25,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> William Faulkner, <i>The Marble Faun</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to Dorothy Wilcox by Faulkner & Phil Stone, Boston, 1924. $18,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Maurice Sendak, <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>, first edition, signed & inscribed to William Archibald, New York, 1963. $10,000 to $15,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anne Frank, <i>Het Achterhuis</i>, first edition, in first state jacket, Amsterdam, 1947. $12,000 to $18,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Roald Dahl, <i>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory</i>, first edition, signed, New York, 1964. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b><br>Ray Bradbury, <i>Fahrenheit 451</i>, first limited edition bound in Johns-Manville Quinterra, New York, 1953. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Benjamin Graham, <i>The Intelligent Investor</i>, first edition, in original dust jacket, New York, 1949. $4,500 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Anna Sewell, <i>Black Beauty</i>, first edition, inscribed, London, 1877. $7,000 to $10,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Arthur Conan Doyle, <i>A Study in Scarlet</i>, first American edition, Philadelphia, 1890. $6,000 to $9,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14: 19th & 20th Century Literature</b>
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> James Fenimore Cooper, <i>The Last of the Mohicans</i>, first edition, two volumes, Philadelphia, 1826. $5,000 to $7,500.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Amelia Earhart, <i>20 hrs. 40 mins. Our Flight in Friendship</i>, limited first edition, signed, New York, 1928. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Nov 14:</b> Philip K. Dick, <i>World of Chance</i>, first edition, signed, London, 1956. $3,000 to $4,000.
  • <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Beethoven, Ludwig van. Autograph Manuscript of the Canon "Ewig Dein" Woo 161, signed at the end ("...[Ewig] Dein...Freund Ludwig Van Beethowen"). Est. £120,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Brahms, Johannes. Autograph Manuscript of the "Geistliches Wiegenlied", Op.91 No.2, for Contralto, Viola And Piano, the original version of 1864, signed and inscribed at the end by the composer. Est. £200,000 to £250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Chopin, Frédéric. Autograph Manuscript of the Opening of the Étude Op.25 No.2, in A-Flat Major, signed and dated ("Paris Ce 28 Avril F. Chopin"). Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London: Fine Autograph Letters and Manuscripts from a Distinguished Private Collection. Part I: Music. 26 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Haydn, Joseph. Autograph Letter Signed ("Jos Haydn[Paraph]"), to the Baden Choirmaster Anton Stoll, 30 July 1802. Est. £20,000 to £30,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Autograph Working Manuscript of a scene from Ernani. Est. £100,000 to £150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s London Oct 26:</b> Verdi, Giuseppe. Highly Important Series of Thirty-Six Autograph Letters Signed to The Librettist Salvadore Cammarano, written between 1844 And 1851, the greater part unpublished and unrecorded. Est. £250,000 to £300,000
  • <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Redouté, Pierre Joseph, and Claude Antoine Thory. <i>Les Roses</I>. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1817–1824. Est. $225,000 to $325,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Jakob Christoph. <i>Hortus Nitidissimis Omnen Per Annum Superbiens Floribus</i>… Nuremberg: Johann Joseph Fleischmann, 1750 [–1786]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Trew, Christoph Jakob, and Benedict Christian Vogel. <i>Plantæ Selectæ</i>…[Nuremberg:] 1750–1773; Supplement, [Augsburg:] 1790 [–1792]. Est. $200,000 to $300,000
    <b>Sotheby’s New York: The Magnificent Botanical Library of D. F. Allen. October 26, 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Jacquin, Nikolaus Joseph von. <i>Plantarum Rariorum Horti Caesarei Schönbrunnensis Descriptiones Et Icones.</i>Vienna; London; Leiden, 1797–1804. Est. $180,000 to $250,000
    <b>Sotheby’s NY, Oct. 26:</b> Weinmann, Johann Wilhelm. <i>Phytanthoza Iconographia; Sive Conspectus Aliquot Millium, Tam Indigenarum Quam Exoticarum</i>… Regensburg, 1735–1737–1745. Est. $120,000 to $180,000
  • <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Exodus 10:10 to 16:15. Complete Biblical scroll sheet in Hebrew, a Torah scroll panel. Middle East, ca. 10th or 11th century.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Copernicus Refuted. (Astronomy.). Scientific manuscript of a course of studies at Collège de la Trinité, Lyon. 1660s.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Israel’s War of Independence and the Early Days of the IDF. 58 photographs presented to Israel Ber, IDF officer and later convicted spy.
    <b>19th Century Shop’s Catalog 170 Great Books and Photos. Please inquire for a copy.</b>
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Early Unpublished Darwin letter on the races of man. Autograph Letter Signed [to Henry Denny]. Down, Kent, June 1, [1844].
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> Classic Image of American Slavery. Kimball, M. H. <i>Emancipated Slaves</i>. New York: George Hanks, 1863.
    <b>19th Century Shop:</b> (Underground Railroad.) Scaggs, Isaac. Important Runaway Slave Poster: $500 Reward Ran away, or decoyed from the subscriber…

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35 Auctions Archived, 33 Sales Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Saturday, June 10, 2017, 35 auctions were archived to the Rare Book Hub Transaction Database; 17 denominated in euros, 5 in British pounds, and 13 in US dollars.  Turnover was a robust $13,794,476 as 8,186 lots were offered and 6,029 sold for a 74% success rate.  The average transaction price was $2,288.


3 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

SothebysThe Library of William O’Brien: Property of the Milltown Park Charitable Trust on June 7th: $3,585,411 
Arader GalleriesSummer 2017 Sale on June 3rd: $1,511,809 
Galerie Bassenge15th-19th Century Prints on May 25th: $1,413,803 

13 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

Il PonteInterior Decorations - Day 1 - Prints, Postal on May 30th: 205.88% 
SothebysThe Library of William O’Brien: Property of the Milltown Park Charitable Trust on June 7th: 155.00% 
Bruun RasmussenBooks and Prints - Live auction begins May 30 on June 9th: 143.66% 
Galerie BassengeAn American Private Collection - From Lesser Ury to Rolf Nesch on May 27th: 135.31% 
Kedem AuctionJewish and Israeli History and Culture on June 6th: 131.17% 
De Baecque and AssociesA look on the twentieth century # 15 : Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints on June 1st: 122.38% 
ChristiesContemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on June 8th: 115.70% 
Galerie Bassenge15th-19th Century Prints on May 25th: 115.37% 
Galerie BassengeModern Art, Part 2 - Prints on May 27th: 113.73% 
Purcell AuctioneersAntiques and Collectables -Books and Prints on June 7th: 110.94% 
ALDEAutograph Letters and Manuscripts on June 8th: 104.28% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersProperty from the Camilla and Earl McGrath Collection - Books, Prints and Ephemera on June 3rd: 103.84% 
Chiswick AuctionsPrinted Books and Manuscripts on May 31st: 102.86% 


15 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell: 

Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/28 on June 4th: 97.93% 
Heritage AuctionsSunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/28 on June 4th: 96.06% 
Stair Auctioneers and AppraisersProperty from the Camilla and Earl McGrath Collection - Books, Prints and Ephemera on June 3rd: 94.03% 
Dirk Soulis AuctionsSigned Prints by Local Artists on May 31st: 93.28% 
Il PonteInterior Decorations - Day 1 - Prints, Postal on May 30th: 92.86% 
ChristiesContemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on June 8th: 92.31% 
BonhamsAnimation Art on June 5th: 92.12% 
Forum AuctionsOnline Sale: Modern Literature on June 1st: 88.42% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on June 6th: 86.79% 
SkinnerBooks and Manuscripts - Online bidstart 5/23 on June 2nd: 86.46% 
SothebysThe Library of William O’Brien: Property of the Milltown Park Charitable Trust on June 7th: 85.75% 
Il PonteInterior Decorations - Day 2 - Militaria: Books, Prints on May 31st: 83.33% 
Swann GalleriesMaps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on June 7th: 81.07% 
Chiswick AuctionsPrinted Books and Manuscripts on May 31st: 80.43% 
Galerie BassengeModern Art, Part 2 - Prints on May 27th: 80.00% 

 

 

 

 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Bruun Rasmussen Unique picture book made by Hans Christian Andersen. on June 9th Actual price: USD $546,000.
  2. Arader Galleries MITCHELL, John (1711-1768). on June 3rd Actual price: USD $488,000.
  3. Galerie Bassenge Los Caprichos on May 25th Actual price: USD $192,864.
  4. Sothebys SUMMA THEOLOGIAE: PARS SECUNDA: SECUNDA PARS. on June 7th Actual price: USD $192,000.
  5. Arader Galleries Carolina Parrot, Plate 26. on June 3rd Actual price: USD $170,800.
  6. Sothebys DE CIVITATE DEI [COMMENTARY BY THOMAS WALEYS AND NICOLAUS TRIVET]. on June 7th Actual price: USD $160,000.
  7. Galerie Bassenge Liegender Akt on May 27th Actual price: USD $158,424.
  8. Arader Galleries Pileated Woodpecker, Plate 111. on June 3rd Actual price: USD $146,400.
  9. Sothebys TREATISES AND EPISTLES, IN THE LATIN TRANSLATION OF JOHN SARRAZIN AND WITH THE GLOSSES OF THOMAS GALLUS; on June 7th Actual price: USD $120,000.
  10. Arader Galleries Great American Hen & Young, Plate 6. on June 3rd Actual price: USD $97,600.
  11. Sothebys COMEDIES, HISTORIES, AND TRAGEDIES. PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO THE TRUE ORIGINALL COPIES. THE SECOND IMPRESSION. on June 7th Actual price: USD $96,000.
  12. Sothebys COMEDIES, HISTORIES, AND TRAGEDIES. PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO THE TRUE ORIGINAL COPIES. UNTO WHICH IS ADDED, SEVEN PLAYS, NEVER BEFORE PRINTED IN FOLIO... on June 7th Actual price: USD $92,800.
  13. Galerie Bassenge Saatfrüchte sollen nicht vermahlen werden on May 27th Actual price: USD $89,544.
  14. Sothebys COMEDIES, HISTORIES, AND TRAGEDIES. PUBLISHED ACCORDING TO THE TRUE ORIGINAL COPIES. THE THIRD IMPRESSION. AND UNTO THIS IMPRESSION IS ADDED SEVEN PLAYES, NEVER BEFORE PRINTED IN FOLIO... on June 7th Actual price: USD $88,000.
  15. Arader Galleries Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Plate 66. on June 3rd Actual price: USD $85,400.
  16. Sothebys EGYPT AND NUBIA. on June 7th Actual price: USD $80,000.
  17. Sothebys TRAVELS INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD... BY LEMUEL GULLIVER... on June 7th Actual price: USD $76,800.
  18. Galerie Bassenge Dodo mit aufgestützten Armen on May 27th Actual price: USD $75,768.
  19. Bonhams An illuminated manuscript on vellum, being Byron's Ode to Napoleon, on June 7th Actual price: USD $75,000.
  20. Sothebys LA COMMEDIA [COMMENTARY BY JACOPO DELLA LANA, EDITED BY CHRISTOFAL BERARDI]. JACOPO DELLA LANA: CREDO; BOSONE DE GUBBIO: SOPRA LA COMMEDIA; JACOPO ALIGHIERI: SOPRA LA COMMEDIA; PSEUDO-DANTE ALIGHIERI: IL CREDO; GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO: VITA DI DANTE. on June 7th Actual price: USD $67,200.
  21. Sothebys PARADOXA STOICORUM. on June 7th Actual price: USD $67,200.
  22. Bonhams One Plate, from Mick Jagger on June 6th Actual price: USD $65,000.
  23. Sothebys LIBER CHRONICARUM. on June 7th Actual price: USD $64,000.
  24. Sothebys COMMENTARY ON THE PAULINE EPISTLES (‘MAGNA GLOSSATURA’), IN LATIN on June 7th Actual price: USD $60,800.
  25. Sothebys COMMENTARII. on June 7th Actual price: USD $57,600.



35 total sales reported this week:

Bruun Rasmussen. Books and Prints - Live auction begins May 30 on June 9th: 79.07%
ALDE. Autograph Letters and Manuscripts on June 8th: 73.05%
Christies. Contemporary Art Day Auction - Prints on June 8th: 92.31%
Skinner. Books and Manuscripts - Online bidstart 5/23 on June 2nd: 86.46%
Sothebys. The Library of William O’Brien: Property of the Milltown Park Charitable Trust on June 7th: 85.75%
Chiswick Auctions. General - Books and Prints on June 6th: 42.31%
Chiswick Auctions. Printed Books and Manuscripts on May 31st: 80.43%
Kedem Auction. Jewish and Israeli History and Culture on June 6th: 64.43%
Purcell Auctioneers. Antiques and Collectables -Books and Prints on June 7th: 77.14%
Treadway Toomey Auctions. 20th Century Art and Design - Prints on June 3rd: 74.16%
Swann Galleries. Maps and Atlases, Natural History and Color Plate Books on June 7th: 81.07%
Bonhams. Fine Books and Manuscripts on June 7th: 49.44%
Bonhams. Modern and Contemporary Prints and Multiples on June 6th: 46.11%
Bonhams. Animation Art on June 5th: 92.12%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on June 6th: 86.79%
Stair Auctioneers and Appraisers. Property from the Camilla and Earl McGrath Collection - Books, Prints and Ephemera on June 3rd: 94.03%
Vermot de Pas. Cinema Posters on June 1st: 44.00%
Arader Galleries. Summer 2017 Sale on June 3rd: 52.03%
Winner's Auctions and Exhibitions. Holy books, letters from Rabbis and Rebbes, Judaica, Maps, Periodicals, Postcards, banknotes, Eretz on May 3rd: 63.18%
De Baecque and Associes. Marine and Science - Globes, Prints on July 8th: 60.00%
De Baecque and Associes. A look on the twentieth century # 15 : Modern and Contemporary Art - Prints on June 1st: 77.61%
Dirk Soulis Auctions. Signed Prints by Local Artists on May 31st: 93.28%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Modern Literature on June 1st: 88.42%
Binoche et Giquello. Ancient and Modern Books - Travel on June 1st: 42.07%
Grays Auctioneers. Fine Art, Decorative Art - Prints on May 31st: 48.65%
Il Ponte. Interior Decorations - Day 3 - Modern Art, Prints on June 1st: 74.02%
Il Ponte. Interior Decorations - Day 1 - Prints, Postal on May 30th: 92.86%
Il Ponte. Interior Decorations - Day 2 - Militaria: Books, Prints on May 31st: 83.33%
Galerie Bassenge. Photography on May 31st: 52.07%
Galerie Bassenge. An American Private Collection - From Lesser Ury to Rolf Nesch on May 27th: 78.43%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Art, part 1 - Prints on May 27th: 67.88%
Galerie Bassenge. 15th-19th Century Prints on May 25th: 66.47%
Galerie Bassenge. Modern Art, Part 2 - Prints on May 27th: 80.00%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 5/28 on June 4th: 96.06%
Heritage Auctions. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 5/28 on June 4th: 97.93%


For the week ahead 33 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Jun. 12th
Dorotheum . Vienna. Autographs. 364 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 91 lots

Tue. Jun. 13th
Swann Galleries. New York. Art, Press & Illustrated Books. 286 lots
Sothebys. New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts, Including Americana. 126 lots
Chiswick Auctions. London. Fine Art - Prints. 22 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Sporlympique III: 100% Sport Sale. 647 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. NASA Photographs. 150 lots

Wed. Jun. 14th
Bonhams. London. Fine Books, Atlases, Manuscripts and Photographs. 236 lots
Artcurial. Paris. Books and Manuscripts. 259 lots
Old World Auctions. Glen Allen. Antique Maps, Globes, Charts, Atlases & Vintage Graphics - online bidstart 6/7. 441 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps and Documents. 664 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Art Photography. 189 lots
Dorotheum . Vienna. Modern and Contemporary Prints. 232 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Fine Autographs & Artifacts - Internet bidstart 5/19. 822 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Fine Art and Antiques - Prints. 135 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Contemporary Prints and Photographs from the Davidson Art College Collection - Online bidstart 6/7Co. 117 lots

Thu. Jun. 15th
Christies. New York. Books and Manuscripts. 246 lots
Minerva Auctions Roma. Roma. Books, Autographs and Prints. 674 lots
Christies. New York. Musical Masterpieces from the Metropolitan Opera Guild Collection. 52 lots
Christies. New York. Ornithology Library of Gerald Dorros. 39 lots
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Books and Works on Paper. 97 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Books and Manuscripts. 240 lots
Bloomsbury Auctions. London. Vintage Posters. 213 lots
PIASA. Paris. Engravings, etc.. 35 lots
Vermot de Pas. Paris. Children Books - Jean-Jacques Loup Original Drawings. 326 lots

Fri. Jun. 16th
Freemans. Philadelphia. Books, Maps and Manuscripts. 355 lots

Sat. Jun. 17th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Entertainment. 812 lots
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 134 lots
Leland Little Auctions. Hillsborough, NC. Contemporary Prints and Photographs from the Davidson Art College Collection - Online bidstart 6/7. 24 lots
Christies. Paris. Comic Strips and Illustrations. 163 lots

Sun. Jun. 18th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Comics - bidstart 6/11.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sunday Internet Movie Posters - bidstart 6/11.
Clars Auction Gallery. Oakland. Antiques, Asian and Fine Arts: Prints. 51 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <b>Sotheby’s Paris: Books & Manuscripts. 30 October 2017</b>
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> MARCEL PROUST. Du côté de chez Swann. Grasset, 1913. First edition. One of 5 copies on Japan paper, inscribed by the author to Louis Brun. Est. €400,000 - 600,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Saint-Exupéry. <i>25 Autograph Illustrated Letters to his Friend Charles Sallès</i>. Est. €30,000-50,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> French Revolution, 1793. Déclaration des droits de l’Homme. 2,55 x 1,30m. A monumental wallpaper poster of the 1793 version, with hand-colored highlights. Unique copy. Est. €100,000 - 150,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> GIAMBATTISTA PIRANESI. <i>Vedute di Roma</i>, 1748-1775. 107 etchings. An exceptional copy, printed and bound before 1780. Est. €50,000 - 80,000
    <b>Sotheby’s Paris, Oct. 30:</b> Picasso, Pablo -- Fernando de Rojas. LA CÉLESTINE. [PARIS, EDITIONS DE L'ATELIER CROMMELYNCK, 1971.] One of the 30 copies hors commerce (n° X). 66 original etchings by Picasso. Signed. Est. €30,000 - €35,000
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  • <b>Results from Bonhams’ sale of <i>Fine Books & Manuscripts Featuring Exploration and Travel</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Columbus. De Insulis nuper in mari Indico repertis. Basel, 1494. SOLD for $751,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cook in Tahiti. [Playbill]. [Germany, c.1840.] SOLD for $6,250
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Aa, Pieter van der. Naaukeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en land-reysen. Leyden, 1706-8. SOLD for $35,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Dürer. Underweysung der messung [and two more]. Nuremberg, 1525-8. SOLD for $175,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 26:</b> Cortes, Hernan. A Pleito signed by Antonio de Mendoza in the case of Hernan Cortes. 1542. SOLD for $8750
    <b>Results from Bonhams’ <i>The Air and Space Sale</i></b>
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Russian Kholod 5D67 HFL Rocket Engine. SOLD for $25,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Neil Armstrong Apollo Era Training Glove. SOLD for $50,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Full Scale Sputnik-1 EMC/EMI Lab Model. SOLD for $847,500
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> SOLRAD GREB Spy Satellite Engineering Dummy. SOLD for $10,000
    <b>Bonhams, Sep. 27:</b> Soviet LK-3 Lunar Lander Model. SOLD for $25,000